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If you suspect blue-green algae is in a water body, don’t swim in it, 
allow livestock near it, or use the water on your garden.

Don’t take chances with blue-green algae

Cyanobacteria can produce toxins that can cause organ damage or even death

An Alberta Agriculture and Forestry agricultural water engineer, has a warning about the dangers of blue-green algae. “Blue-green algae is actually cyanobacteria, and can produce toxins that can be very dangerous,” said Shawn Elgert. “It can cause organ damage or even death if ingested by humans, livestock or pets.” Blue-green algae can often be hard […] Read more